"Looking unto Jesus".... (Heb. 12.2)
Nothing more - nothing less.
It could not be more simple -
and it could not be more difficult.
Man delights in complicating things.
And delights in laying out steps, from here to his goals.
We all love laying out a road map, with way markers and warnings.
We love processes, but the simplicity of the gospel offends.
The accessibility of the gospel is a stumbling block.
The denial of our input in merely looking causes us to balk.
God is the Creator,
but man itches to "make."
At the beginning of God's rules for man,
God says, "Thou shalt not make..."
All of the disaster of a fallen world has come about through man's intervention
- mans "making."
The perfection of God's Creation,
the perfection of God's Path of Life,
can never be improved.
To touch is to mar,
to alter is to destroy.
There must be an infinite sorrow in heaven
as God looks down upon those called by His Name,
and sees them running blindly in their darkness,
unrestrained in the plans and projects
which they undertake "for Him."
Let us, who are of the day, "walk in the Light of the Lord." (Is. 2.5)